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Rhön-Klinikum confirms receipt of the announcement of a public takeover bid

Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale, 26 April 2012 --- The Fresenius SE today announced to the company that it intends to present the shareholders of RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG a public offer to take over all outstanding shares in the company with a cash payment equivalent to euro 22.50 per share. As soon as the company has received the offer from the Fresenius SE the management board and the supervisory board of the RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG will examine the offer thoroughly and will publish a detailed statement to in accordance with § 27 WpÜG. This statement will not only relate to the reasonableness of the price, but also to the question whether the bid also safeguards the interests of the company and also especially the legitimate interests of its employees.

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG is one of the largest healthcare providers in Germany. Its corporate objective is high-quality medical care for everyone. Currently, our Group counts 53 hospitals at 43 sites as well as 39 medical care centres (MVZs) throughout Germany. We employ more than 39,000 persons. In financial year 2011, more than 2.2 million patients were treated in the Groupís facilities. Further information is available at: www.rhoen-klinikum-ag.com.

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